A degree in psychology provides training in the science of psychology, experimental design, statistics, critical thinking, as well as strong writing and interpersonal skills. Majoring in psychology will help you to learn more about the emotions, motivations, and behaviors of others, as well as yourself. Additionally, a bachelor’s degree in psychology will prepare you for a variety of careers and for graduate education. Please visit the links and resources listed here, or speak with one of our undergraduate advisors for more information.
How to Participate in Research
How to Get Involved in Research
Are you interested in becoming a research assistant in a faculty lab?
This valuable experience may provide you with practice in entering data, running participants, analyzing results, helping to prepare manuscripts, and going to conferences to present data. In addition, with hard work you can receive a faculty reference letter that you may use in applying to graduate school or a future career.
Our faculty have many different research interests, including:
- academic success
- clinical cognition
- cognitive aging
- cognitive neuroscience
- disruptive behavior disorders
- insomnia and nightmare treatment
- interpersonal relationships
- juvenile delinquency
- preventative health behaviors
- problem solving
- sensation and perception
- sexual assault
- signal detection theory
- skill acquisition
- social influence
- suicidal behavior
- unconscious perception
- and more!
If a faculty member agrees to accept you into their lab, you will complete a PSY 4000 contract (available in the Main Office).